Restorative Parenting Awareness Session

Restorative Parenting Awareness Session

We’ve been listening to focus groups of parents and carers in the North West of England and there’s a clear demand for a short Restorative Parenting Awareness Session.  We’ve devised an introduction to restorative parenting, taken from our full ‘Parenting without Conflict’ programme (awarded the Department of Health’s CANparent Quality Mark) and our facilitators have been delivering this one hour session with groups of parents and carers; here are some of their comments:     “I am going to...


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Evaluation of ‘Parenting without Conflict’ in HMP setting

Evaluation of ‘Parenting without Conflict’ in HMP setting

In September – December 2017, Restorative Thinking Limited was asked by POPS (Partners of Prisoners) to deliver our parenting programme, ‘Parenting without Conflict’, with four separate groups at HMP Risley. In total, 22 participants completed the course and the associated evaluation tools and 2 facilitators provided written feedback. For this short project, we decided to focus on the testing the following programme outcomes for participants: Evidence of change in thinking about the parent/carer role. Evidence of change in behaviour...


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Parenting poem

Parenting poem

Restorative Thinking Limited is currently delivering a number of restorative parenting programmes at HMP Risley with POPS (Partners of Prisoners).  We had a lovely surprise today at the final session of one of our ‘Parenting without Conflict’ courses when a participant (Chris) presented a poem; he has given his consent for us to share it.  Here goes:       I have children, do you have children as well when you really think about your kids what can you tell   Is it biological are they hungry or cold you can’t...


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HMPPS Restorative Practice pilot with Approved Premises – Evaluation Report

HMPPS Restorative Practice pilot with Approved Premises – Evaluation Report

In April 2015, Restorative Thinking Limited won an open tender exercise to find a new approach to foster inclusive residential environments at Approved Premises.  We decided to rigorously test restorative practice as an approach and from August 2015, for a period of one year, we ran the pilot with eight Approved Premises in the Midlands Division and eight in the North East Division. The pilot was evaluated by Dr. Elizabeth A. Bates from the Department of Health and Social Care at the University of Cumbria.  The full Pilot Project Evaluation...


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Restorative domestic abuse perpetrator programme (external evaluation)

Restorative domestic abuse perpetrator programme (external evaluation)

Restorative Thinking Limited delivered our Restorative Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme in Cumbria from April 2015 – October 2017, as part of the Cumbria PCC’s domestic abuse project, ‘Turning the Spotlight’. Relationships without Conflict is a Restorative Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme, delivered over ten 2.5 hour sessions.  The programme is based on sound evidence and is congruent with the ‘What Works’ literature.  Relationships without Conflict is underpinned by DBT (Dialectical Behaviour...


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